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11/17   Carl is Blind, Deaf and FIV+   He came to us from animal control in Georgia where he was going to be euthanized.  There is not a long line of people wanting an FIV+ cat let alone one who is blind and deaf. From what we were told,  his owner died and the family put all the cats out of the house. Who on earth puts a blind and deaf cat outside?   We are not sure how animal control got involved but he landed at the pound.  Volunteers put out the word that he was there and needed immediate rescue.   We said we would take him BUT someone was going to have to get him and bring him to us.  Bless the people who stepped up.  One person went to the pound and pulled him and then drove to meet Alan & Valerie who drove him 5 hours to us! Carl owes his life to many people! He is thin, rough looking but the sweetest cat you could hope to meet.  A little purr machine when you pet him.  Needs to put on a few pounds,  you can tell he has been hungry in his life. The scars he has shows he has had a very hard life.   We are very lucky to get the opportunity to know him and give him a chance to see how good life can be. He will be in quarantine for a few weeks to gain some weight and to make sure he didn’t pick up anything bad at animal control and then we will make a decision about what room he is going to go into. Update:  After being here a week he had a hypertensive crisis and was rushed to the critical care vet and hospitalized with Blood Pressure over 300!!   We finally have the BP under control. Then a few days later he was rushed to the vet having seizures.  We have him on medication for the seizures. He has also developed severe anemia which is body is not replacing cells fast enough.  He is also hemobart positive (which could cause the anemia) and is being treated for it. At this point we do not know if he is going to make it or not.  He is eating decently on his own. He is walking around and not giving us any reason to think he is in pain.  We are hopeful but not optimistic. Sponsored by Anne - in memory of Jumbo, Sweetie and Gigi - Thank you!! Sponsored by Dirk - Thank you! Sponsored by Lynda - Thank you! Sponsored by Stephanie - Thank you!! Sponsored by Lisa - Thank you!
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Carl
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11/17   Carl is Blind, Deaf and FIV+   He came to us from animal control in Georgia where he was going to be euthanized.  There is not a long line of people wanting an  FIV+ cat let alone one who is blind and deaf. From what we were told,  his owner died and the family put all the cats out of the house. Who on earth puts a blind and deaf cat outside?   We are not sure how animal control got involved but he landed at the pound.  Volunteers put out the word that he was there and needed immediate rescue.   We said we would take him BUT someone was going to have to get him and bring him to us.  Bless the people who stepped up.  One person went to the pound and pulled him and then drove to meet Alan & Valerie who drove him 5 hours to us! Carl owes his life to many people! He is thin, rough looking but the sweetest cat you could hope to meet.  A little purr machine when you pet him.  Needs to put on a few pounds,  you can tell he has been hungry in his life. The scars he has shows he has had a very hard life.   We are very lucky to get the opportunity to know him and give him a chance to see how good life can be. He will be in quarantine for a few weeks to gain some weight and to make sure he didn’t pick up anything bad at animal control and then we will make a decision about what room he is going to go into. Update:  After being here a week he had a hypertensive crisis and was rushed to the critical care vet and hospitalized with Blood Pressure over 300!!   We finally have the BP under control. Then a few days later he was rushed to the vet having seizures.  We now have him on medication for the seizures. He has also developed severe anemia which is body is not replacing cells fast enough.  He is also hemobart positive (which could cause the anemia) and is being treated for it. At this point we do not know if he is going to make it or not.  He is eating decently on his own. He is walking around and not giving us any reason to think he is in pain.  We are hopeful but realistic. Sponsored by Anne - in memory of Jumbo, Sweetie and Gigi - Thank you!! Sponsored by Dirk - Thank you! Sponsored by Lynda - Thank you! Sponsored by Stephanie - Thank you!! Sponsored by Lisa - Thank you!